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Student Success at Hastings College
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When Dr. David B. McCarthy, professor of religion, recommended to his student, Logan Ellis, that he apply for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Samuel Robinson Award —one requirement of which is to memorize and recite the Westminster Shorter Catechism in the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions—the college senior was game. “It was ...Read more
The sophomore seminar program offered by Hastings College gives students an opportunity to understand what it means to be a historian. Learning about research methods, techniques and how to ask the right questions, these students are getting comfortable with the process to conduct their own research and become prepared for senior seminar. ...Read more
With TeamMates’ founder Dr. Tom Osborne'59 being a graduate of Hastings College and native of Hastings, Nebraska, it makes sense that Hastings College would be among the first and most active colleges in offering scholarships ...Read more
Students at Hastings get a taste of what photography in the studio looks like. During January Term, they worked with Brett Erickson, who also teaches at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, one of the world's top photography centers. ...Read more
Allen Hamil is maximizing his potential by putting his academic experiences as a broadcasting major to real-world use. ...Read more
With consistently large classes filling out her J-Term personal finance class, Professor Deb Johnson has started teaching Foundations in Personal Finance during the regular semesters. Built on financial guru Dave Ramsey's video lectures, Johnson hopes to teach students about the importance of finances and how they play a role in everyday life. ...Read more
The Excelsior Scholars Program gave Brian Whetstone the opportunity to broaden his research and analysis skills and techniques – gaining experience that prepares him for future research projects and even graduate school. ...Read more
History and Political Science major Laurel Teal says she never would've considered continuing her education after the undergrad if it wasn't for Hastings College. ...Read more
Four education students worked together to build three Little Free Libraries placed around Hastings to help promote literacy. ...Read more
Exercise science student Paxton Fiala spent her J-Term pursuing an interest in late-age wellness through an internship with Mary Lanning Healthcare Rehabilitation. ...Read more
Journalism major Mallory Gruben puts her experience with Hastings College Media to good use through an internship with the Hastings Tribune, where she was responsible for putting together an entire special section of the newspaper. ...Read more

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